As part of their December regular meeting, the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners re-elected Steve Morris as board chair. Commissioner Blake Kiger was elected vice chair—his first leadership role on the Board. Morris first joined the Cabarrus Board of Commissioners in 2012 and became chair in 2014. He owns and operates The Gem Theatre in Kannapolis. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.